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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Mexican Citizen Illegally in the United States Sentenced as Methamphetamine Distributor

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Daniel Chona-Romero, 34, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. to 60 months’ imprisonment for distributing methamphetamine.  Chona-Romero was also sentenced to a 3-year term of supervised release following his release from the Bureau of Prisons.  There is no parole in the federal prison system. Chona-Romero will be deported from the United States to Mexico after serving his prison term.

Chona-Romero sold methamphetamine to an FBI Confidential Human Source on two occasions, October 24, and November 1, 2018, yielding one ounce and two ounces, respectively.  A forensic laboratory analysis showed the methamphetamine sold to be 95% pure.  Chona-Romero was subsequently arrested by agents in Omaha. 

This case was investigated primarily by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated July 10, 2020